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Judson At Stahl KinderCare

Ms. Kelly LaRose, Center Director

15170 Judson Rd. San Antonio TX 78247
(210) 655-8775 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
near Judson & Stahl Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Foxrun, Stahl, Rolling Meadows, and Steubing Ranch, Elementary Schools

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Welcome

We are a Nationally Accredited Center with outstanding parents, children, and a well educated staff. We firmly believe in safety first and highly believe in educating our children. We actively participate in our community social events. We looking forward to meeting new families and are always available for information and tours.

Ms. Kelly LaRose, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 05, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a NAC Accredited child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Ms. Kelly LaRose

    Ms. Kelly LaRose, Center Director

    Live to Love and Love to Live

    Ms. Kelly started out pursuing the field of Elementary Education in college. She has always loved working along side of children but was more interested in the Early Childhood Education aspects. By working in the Early Childhood Education field she is able to lay a strong foundation for each child before they enter into the public school system. Her passion lies in working with parents to help each child become life long learners. Being a Director allows her to work closely with parents, teachers and children. Its the best feeling in the world! 

    Previous Experience:
    Worked teaching Twos, and Pre-K. Directed at multiple non-profit schools.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    'It's okay to be Different' by Todd Parr
    Year Started:
    9/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    BS in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4
  • Maria Perea

    Maria Perea, Assistant Director

    I love my job, It is a huge privilege to be working with children! I enjoy every day I spend with them!

    Ms. Maria has been employed with KinderCare since 2014 and is currently the Center Assistant Director. She began working with KinderCare as an Infant Teacher in 2005 and took time out to pursue her education. Ms. Maria obtained her Child Development Associates and is still currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Maria finds her motivation within the classrooms and ensures that each day every child has a positive learning experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maria has worked as an Assistant Director with the Head Start Program and as well with another child care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    1/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Patricia Reyes

    Ms. Patricia Reyes, Discovery Preschool Teacher / Program Specialist

    I love working with children. I get excited when they learn new things.

    Ms. Trisha joined KinderCare in 2014. Since then she worked mostly as the Lead teacher in our Discovery Preschool classroom but has worked with all age groups Infants through School-age.  Ms. Trisha was trained to be the Health and Safety Coordinator in 2013 and also became our Center Program Specalist. She enjoys working at KinderCare because of the entire staff and as well as the families and children in our care. She has completed her Child Development Associate's Credential with Rasmussen University. Ms. Trisha is proud to be on the KinderCare team and is always willing to go that extra mile for the children, families and staff at the school.

    Year Started:
    1/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Rocio

    Ms. Rocio, Infant Classroom

    My goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. I will use storytelling and word games to help your child practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provide practice naming familiar items; and support rich vocabulary development. I look forward to supporting your toddler in growing socially and emotionally.

     

    Year Started:
    3/12/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Xochitl

    Ms. Xochitl, Preschool Classroom

    I Love to see the children discover and learn about the world around them. Being a part of their Pre-School years is so rewarding.

    KinderCare has inspired Ms. Xochitl to continue her education in Early Childhood Education . She always has a smile on her face and looks forward to being with her children every day. Her Per-School class is always learning and having fun. They learn new words and songs in Spanish weekly.  Ms. Xochitl has 3 groups of children in her Spanish class. No matter what time of day you visit her Pre-School class, you will find her working with each child on a individual basis, according to the child's needs. Watching the children develop and knowing she is a part of their Pre-School years is a great reward for her.

    Previous Experience:
    Teachers Aid in Public Schools
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    We have so much fun that they don't even realize that they are learning.

    Ms. Angela loves being our Pre-K teacher and being a part in shaping not only the minds of tomorrow but also the morals we instill. She loves to see the kindness, passion and love she has for teaching shown in each of her wonderful students that she teaches.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino
    Year Started:
    5/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Zisi, Learning Adventures Teacher

    Zisi has been employed with KinderCare since 2014. Ms. Zisi spends her day in the Infant room where she loves to sing, converse, play, and dance with the children. Ms. Zisi also enjoys teaching the children Spanish, Music and Cooking Class.  It has been her goal to become a teacher who strives to give her students the opportunity to learn anything and everything. With the knowledge and experience that she carries, she feels that she can give students the foundation to grow.

    Year Started:
    11/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Currently pursuing her Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Cook/ Health and Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Yolanda has taught in the Infant, Toddler, and Afterschool classrooms while driving the children to and from school. More recently Ms. Yolanda has dedicated the majority of her our time making nutritious meals for the kids at our center. She loves the bright smiles and growth of knowledge in the children. They are the future, and she is proud to be part in shaping their minds.

    Year Started:
    8/21/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 05, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  3. Tuesday December 06, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  4. Wednesday December 07, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  5. Thursday December 08, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  6. Friday December 09, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

    2. Santa Express

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      Pictures with Santa will be done today. Be sure to bring in your letters for Santa.

  7. Saturday December 10, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  8. Sunday December 11, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  9. Monday December 12, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

    2. Writing letters to the Troops

      Children will be writing to the Troops this holiday season!

  10. Tuesday December 13, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  11. Wednesday December 14, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

  12. Thursday December 15, 2016
    1. Toy Drive Kick-off

      We have partnered with Blue Santa this year in donating toys to children. Please join us in making a child's Christmas special this year!

    2. Polar Express PJ Day

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      We will be reading the story Polar Express, boarding a chair made train, getting our tickets punched, serving hot chocolate while in our PJ's!!!

  13. Tuesday December 20, 2016
    1. NEISD Early Release

  14. Wednesday December 21, 2016
    1. NEISD Early Release

  15. Thursday December 22, 2016
    1. Preschool and Prekindergarten Chirstmas Program

      Program will begin at 6:30 PM

  16. Friday December 23, 2016
    1. Classroom Holiday parties

  17. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

  18. Friday December 30, 2016
    1. Happy "Noon" Year Parties

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • 4 Star School through Texas Rising Star

    4 Star School through Texas Rising Star

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a keypad entry, fenced playground, and all staff is certified in CPR and First Aid. Our Health & Safety Coordinator is in charge of keeping our staff trained and our center safe for all.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our family has been with KinderCare Learning Center at Judson since 2001. I have three children the last of my three children is Makayla. She has some separation issues even as an after school student, and the center is able to make her comfortable with her fears and ease her mind. The staff at KinderCare really and truly care from the HEART. Ms. Frances is always available to speak with me and we work together as a team to produce the most positive environment for Makayla. I can't imagine a world without KinderCare.

- Father

I just wanted to say that while visiting many daycare centers I was very impressed with this particular center. The smile on Frances' face lit up the room. The center was so clean and the staff was so friendly. I can not wait to be a KinderCare family.

- Mother

A big thank you as always to everyone who watches and takes care of my babies! Shout out to all who go out of the way to accommodate Alejandro's high fat diet needs and for watching over Isabelle.

- Mother
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